Masters Admissions Overview

Student Diversity 

Our Masters program has a diverse student body, though students share a strong analytical background. Students with analytically oriented undergraduate degrees in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities have completed our Masters successfully and received the MS in Public Policy. Therefore, we encourage applicants who have completed a Bachelors degree or equivalent in any field and have an interest in the public policy emphases of our school to apply. 

Information Sessions

Join students and faculty from the MSPP to learn more about the program.

Information sessions will be hosted virtually on the following dates: (all in Eastern Time)

  • Nov. 3, 2022, 2–3 p.m.
  • Nov. 15, 2022, 1–2 p.m.
  • Jan. 23, 2023, 2–3 p.m.

Please register to join our MSPP communications list.

Admissions Standards

The School of Public Policy reviews applications for the Masters's program once per year. The fall semester application priority deadline is Feb. 15, and fall space available deadline is March 15.

An introductory statistics course is a prerequisite for coursework in the Masters's degree. 

The admissions standards are rigorous. It takes into account all the documents in the application that are relevant to the academic potential of the candidate. College grades, references, previous experience, and a statement of interest are assessed together to determine the quality of the case for admission. 

The fall 2021 cohort had an acceptance rate of 73.6%.  

Admissions Process

Applications are electronic and are handled through the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions System.  Items required for admission (in addition to test scores) are the completed application with essay questions, application fee, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

GRE scores can be sent to the university code R5248 and department code 80.

Resources

Costs

Check the Bursar's Office website for the complete costs table and most updated costs.

Housing

Check the Department of Housing website for information on living costs.